June 23, 2018 Subject:
Funeral tents and cash registers
Anyone remember the checkpoints on the roads leading to the show? Wisconsin's finest were set up under funeral tents complete with cash registers. Took $87 from me and Duggles for an open beer and sent us on our way. - McRipple
August 8, 2016 Subject:
Yeah! As chaotic as this one is, the playing is outrageous. Could wish for a recording with more bass, as Phil is really insane on this one.
February 13, 2016 Subject:
Listening to Garcia's crisp guitar work. This reminds me of why I love "They Love Each Other" so much. I can picture in my mind the sunshine and giant beach balls bouncing and floating above the crowd to this song...
August 8, 2014 Subject:
Sweet keeper audio, with visuals courtesy of the mind's eye
Well here's part of the story, some context as you listen to the show. If you don't care to read concert stories, please scroll below to the five stars for review of show and recording
We got to stay at the little motel on the grounds for cheap since my sister caught wind of the dates before public release. We shared our shower with camper friends old & new, as did our neighbors. High water meter readings certainly was not on the resort's radar, and it felt so good to share the clean.
After the first night, those staying down in the valley went out an exit down by the stage, not up the big steep hill hill towards golf course with everyone else. There was this rickety rope-and-slats foot bridge over a dark little gully that security made everyone use. The Dead motorcade drilled majorily bright spotlights at about eye level of those crossing the little swingy bridge.
Security sorted people crossing into obvious couples, just guys and single women. While waiting to cross, as we got close I saw exchanged glances amongst security, how among other things they watched the women to follow the women's eyes as each crossed the bridge, apparently looking to see if the woman was looking to a man, a friend, a group, on her own, what not.
This whole thing was very time consuming, but security would not let people just go on their way to either side of the little bridge, down the gully on their own to get up to their room, and I didn't see anybody sucking it up to go the long way up the steep long grassy alpine hill to concessions, through cattle chutes, parking lot and greenways to get back down and up.
Then security shoved me away from my friends and out onto the bridge as a solo girl. I was blinded by klieg lights, with the entire surroundings blacked out such that even the spaced out slats for the next step on the rope bridge couldn't be seen ...don't want to miss the next slat, do want to keep an eye on the crowd.
Don't know who works for who, don't want to fall off that bridge, do want to reunite with rest of group, and can't help but hear men's voices in the dark as each woman passed by. Pretend to be Scarlet Begonia.
Finally, later on, tootsies up at the room, then a quick dip, and ease on into the wee hours, breakfast at the hotel on Lake Geneva the next morning.
"With the exciting kickoffs of some songs its amazing how polite and quiet the crowd is.Quite an audience for sure."
+ Well, for sure. Even the Minnesota and the Milwaukee chapters of the Hell's Angels were very careful not to wreck the greens. Reasons for all around good manners by all concerned include: wanting to be invited back next year, being raised that way, and for the benefit of our tapers.
Excellent recording of excellent performance. I loved Bob in Good Loving, his earnest delivery "blind man knows when the sun is shining because he can feel it. How 'bout you?"
Best spin on "Satisfaction/(can't get no)" ever.
No doubt participant bias here, but what the heck, within mere minutes of the opening punchy homage to the Stones, the Grateful Dead owned this tune. If there is another jam that takes it further,
please share via forum.
...disclosure about the bridge: I variously experienced it as a big city suspension bridge, a wrought iron train bridge, a graham cracker & Nuthella model bridge, etc., so I got to acknowledge I don't recall for a fact exactly what it was made of or what shape it was in when I crossed over to the other side.
March 8, 2012 Subject:
My Alpine 1982 with Lizzid and Katie Gee
Alpine Valley, Wisconsin, 1982, wow....GREAT sounding recording and mix Mr Barrick, hats off! Yeah, I was there with Steve and Kathy, flew in from NYC to Columbus, drove thru Ohio, Indiana, and Wisconsin (corn and cows, thats it) folks everywhere, we were BEAMING skydivers, amazing sound rolling up the hill, They Love Each Other jam was pickin mania, we danced had fun and enjoyed every minute of it...also ran into Barbie and some mad hippie...a schoolbus was doing doughnuts in the fields near our tent, thought we were doomed...flys in the tent and car shit about 50 of em cant escape...woke up to nicely dressed golfers going by our tent, we were right on a golf pathway hahaha what a great trip!
April 18, 2011 Subject:
Stay with the pack on tour
ended up @both alpine shows 82 drove in from Canada oddly enough a friend of ours from Canada who had moved down to live w/Cippolina in Marin was at the show w/ John who I had only heard old Quicksilver records / the show blew me
away and the next summer after going to oregon country fair wnt to SF area and met and hung out satyed with went to some SF gigs w/ chip and natalie
What a time/They introduced me to who's who of Bay Area musicians
John Cippolina told me that after the Alpine show he decided to stay a night at the resort hotel after the Grateful Dead left the cops raided his room and busted him for pot pos.
I've just recently started trolling around here, but this is one of my favorites so far. Cipollina is fantastic, as is Garcia the rest of the band.
But what really gets me is good audio engineering, and this is phenomenal.
PS - RIP Bear.
October 17, 2009 Subject:
The night before was my first show, so obviously this was my 2nd. A great show! We spent the afternoon in the pool of the resort located behind the amphitheatre with a pile of deadheads who had crashed the place.... priceless! Some great moments. Scarlet/Fire is really sweet. Hamza El Din sat in for Drums and this is one of my favourite drums ever. John Cippolina (Quicksilver)sat in on Guitar for NFA, and he's really up in the mix. Parking lot scene at these shows was awesome, when The dead was still kind of an underground scene. So at any rate an amazing one two punch with the night before, probably the best shows I ever saw, with the exception of saratoga '83
August 8, 2008 Subject:
...and the bands playing, especially Garica's, is really quite tight. Early on (in TLEO even) you get the feeling that Jerry was gonna be on this night. That song was often butchered, it seems, but is nailed here, with some really spot on work. Phil's playing in TOO is just savage...really good.
Get it quick...
August 8, 2008 Subject:
this is definetly a board so thanks for the easy download
August 6, 2008 Subject:
sounds great.With the exciting kickoffs of some songs its amazing how polite and quiet the crowd is.Quite an audience for sure.
June 22, 2008 Subject:
Whatever the source, it sounds great!
Also, just to let you know, you can make the second set seamless by joining the end of CD2 and the first track of CD1 in any decent WAV editor (Audacity will do the job and is a free download), then deleting the redundant material.
February 23, 2008 Subject: